Robert Ingersoll Birthplace Museum
The Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum opened in 1993.
This is the room where Ingersoll was born. It features authentic period furniture.
Visitors will see many historical items and interpretive signs on display.
Backstory and Context
Despite never holding office again, Ingersoll remained a prominent political figure as a result of his great oratorical skills. He always attracted large crowds and audiences. He was so skilled that he could lecture three to 4 hours straight, sometimes without drinking water. Before radio and television, more Americans heard him speak than any other person. Mark Twain considered him the greatest master of the English language he (Twain) had ever seen. Ingersoll died of congestive heart failure in 1899 in Dobbs Ferry, New York.
Homepage. Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum. Accessed December 26, 2018. https://secularhumanism.org/ingersoll-museum.
Photo: Robert Green Ingersoll Birthplace Museum